10 Museums Every Traveler Should Visit in the U.S.

By Dustin Ek

Travel And Leisure has published their list on The 10 Museums Every Traveler Should Visit in the U.S.

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City – Which spans four city blocks, also regularly brings in fascinating collections that range from the works of famed traditional painters to eclectic clothing displays and historic photographs.
  2. The National WWII Museum – New Orleans, Louisiana – This museum takes you on a historic journey through its collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories that delve into the story of the war.
  3. Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois – Over 300,000 works of art displaying elements of historic Beaux Arts architecture while simultaneously showcasing Greek and Roman influences.
  4. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum – New York City – Honoring those that were lost in the September 11 attacking with archival photographs, videos, and artifacts.
  5. USS Midway Museum San Diego, California –  Get lost at sea with more than 60 exhibits that take you through 29 restored aircraft.
  6. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – Washington, D.C. – The Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, and even a lunar rock you’re invited to touch and where you can gaze at the sky through telescopes.
  7. The Getty CenterLos Angeles, California – Admire art collections that include works from the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, and more.
  8. American Museum of Natural History – New York City, – Digging into the history of ocean life and dinosaurs, while large-scale displays of animals like bison and elk will leave you in awe.
  9. The Museum of Modern Art – New York City – contemporary artworks that range from outdoor sculptures and hand drawings to playful interactive exhibits and hosts film screenings.
  10. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – Titusville, Florida – Astronaut artifacts to the Saturn V rocket, this museum also offers meet and greets with astronauts and a tour with a former NASA launch director.

If you want to revisit history or want to get lost in space, check out these historic museums and space station scattered all over the U.S.

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Source: Travel and Leisure, author Talia Avakian

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